The oven is an excellent heat source that allows for even cooking from all sides. Since we were making peach pie filling, it finally dawned on us to cook the fruit in the oven rather than on the stove top where we would have to constantly stir the fruit mixture and worry about it burning. Too often we try to make these fillings on the burners. Time after time we scorch, nearly scorch, or constantly worry about scorching the fruit. Discovering the obvious makes the entire process more pleasurable and guarantees that the end result is delicious.